Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Live In The Now

Whether or not this extraordinary intervention of God will happen in our time, no one can say for absolutely sure (however, there is definitely a general sense throughout the world that this present evil cannot continue unabated.) So live now, in the present moment, fulfilling with joy the will of God as He reveals it to you, even if it involves grand plans. It is not "success," but faithfulness He wants; not necessarily the completion of good projects, but the desire to fulfill His holy will.

So the story goes…

A brother approached Saint Francis who was busy working in the garden and asked, "What would you do if you knew for certain that Christ is going to return tomorrow"?

"I would keep hoeing the garden," he said.

The duty of the moment. The will of God. This is your food, waiting for you moment by moment upon the trajectory of your life.

Jesus taught us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done," but added, "Give us this day our daily bread." Wait and watch for the Kingdom to come, but seek only daily bread: God’s trajectory, as best you can see it for today. Do it with great love and joy, thanking Him for the gift of breath, life, and freedom.

In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thess 5:18)

And do not worry about tomorrow, for there are three things which remain: faith, hope, and love. Yes, hope—a future full of hope—always remains…

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